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Google gives Gmail users more control over inboxes

September 29, 2010 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. is addressing one of the biggest complaints about its free e-mail service by giving people more control over how their inboxes are organized....

Three Tiny Qubits, Another Big Step Toward Quantum Computing

September 29, 2010 10:21 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

The rules that govern the world of the very small, quantum mechanics, are known for being bizarre. One of the strangest tenets is something called quantum entanglement, in which two or more objects (such as particles of light, called photons) become inextricably linked, so that measuring...

Liberty Mutual delays unit's $1.2B IPO

September 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The insurer Liberty Mutual said that it is delaying the initial public offering of a subsidiary that could have been the largest U.S. IPO of the year.Liberty Mutual Group Inc., based in Boston, cited the weak economy, volatile stock market and "undervalued" prices for stocks of property and...


CSC awarded $118M in Army contract modifications

September 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday it received contract modifications valued at $118 million from the Army to boost simulator-based flight and aviation training.The Falls Church, Va., company will provide four virtual simulator flight training devices and upgrade some existing devices with...

Plasma Benefits from LED and 3D LCD Pricing

September 29, 2010 9:02 am | by Yoonsung Chung, Director, FPD Material & Technology Analysis, DisplaySearch | Blogs | Comments

Even though LCD pricing has dropped over the past few months, PDP pricing was stable in August—a trend that remained consistent for all sizes. LCD pricing was fairly strong until the middle of Q2’10, but in June, it started to fall due to slower demand in China, huge inventories in the pipelines, and unstable European economic conditions.

STMicroelectronics Demo of Low-Power Microcontrollers

September 29, 2010 8:56 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demo of STMicroelectronics' low-power microcontrollers using novel power sources, including a pumpkin.


Wireless IO Modules and Radio Modems Are Outdoor-rated

September 29, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its Zlinx Industrial Wireless product line with the Zlinx Xtreme IP67 Outdoor-Rated Radio Modems and I/O Modules. Featuring license-free, proprietary RF, the products are


AC-DC Digital PWM IC Integrates 800-V Bipolar Power Transistor

September 29, 2010 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt’s iW1810 AC/DC digital PWM IC, which is designed for the industrial market, integrates an 800-V bipolar power transistor to protect rugged offline power supplies for household appliances, motor control, and smart meters from high-line surge voltage while


SoC Combines Full 1080p60 and 4Mp30 HD Video, Advanced Image Stabilization

September 29, 2010 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ambarella, Inc., has announced availability of the A7 system-on-chip (SoC) for advanced hybrid still and video cameras. The new SoC delivers full HD 1080p60 or 4Mp30 H.264 video recording. Its high-speed


One-Watt DC-DC Converters Are Ultra-miniature

September 29, 2010 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s ACP100E Series of ultra-miniature 1W DC/DC converters, with a small 0.23 square inch product footprint are specifically designed to be a "Drop In" upgrade for older DCP01 type converters. Eight standard models operate from


Using the ATE Port to Control ISP Programmers

September 29, 2010 8:24 am | by Chirag Kapoor, Xeltek ( | Articles | Comments

The major advantage of ISP programming is that the manufacturer can have single production phase, eliminating programming stage prior to assembling the system.


Health: Ministers look to improve their healthcare systems

September 29, 2010 8:22 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Governments want to give their citizens the best possible healthcare but they also need to control public spending. When health ministers from OECD countries meet on 6-7 October in Paris, they will discuss how to meet urgent short-term fiscal concerns without sacrificing the long-term...

Pulse Withstanding Chip Resistors Offer 1 Percent Resistance Tolerances

September 29, 2010 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announced the addition of 1 percent tolerance to its RPC Series of thick film high pulse withstanding chip resistors. Through proprietary materials and processing, the company announced it is able to


Low Profile Power Inductors Tout Desirable DC Bias Characteristics

September 29, 2010 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 (2.5 mm x 1.5 mm, with a maximum height of 1.2 mm) and BRFL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors offer


RF Directional Coupler Offers hard to Find Interfaces

September 29, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF directional couplers from Aviel Electronics are available with common interfaces such as N type female connectors. The company designs and manufactures RF directional couplers with uncommon interfaces such as the HN female. The HN coaxial interface is a



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